November 26, 2016

Dems' smear campaign against Sessions likely to backfire

(Paul Mirengoff) It has become clear that, at least until Donald Trump nominates a Supreme Court Justice (and quite possibly beyond that point), congressional Democrats intend to make opposition to Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination as Attorney General the centerpiece of their early resistance to the new president. The talking point you will hear and read about the most is alleged racism by Sen. Sessions. However, the true reasons for the opposition are

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Chicago's Top Cop Relieves Officer Of His 'Police Powers' After Fatal Shooting

'This decision is in the best interest'

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Obama Says History Will Judge Castro, But Cuban Exiles Already Have

Cuban dissidents could not be happier

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Russia freakout

(Paul Mirengoff) The freakout over Donald Trump's alleged love affair with Vladimir Putin may or may not have a firm basis in reality. But to the extent that it's Democrats who are freaking out, I can't help but note their hypocrisy. It was President Obama and then-Secretary of State Clinton who gave us the Russian reset, one consequence of which was to deny Poland and the Czech Republic a missile shield. It

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Exiled Sister Of Fidel Castro Has No Plans To Attend Brother's Funeral

Juanita Castro, sister to the now deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, has no plans to go back to the island for her brother's funeral. Juanita, who is 83 and has been exiled in the United States since 1964, gave this statement to El Nuevo Herald Saturday. "Before the bad rumors that I was going to Cuba […]

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Technology as a force for division — and unification — in politics

columns pillars in shadow The functions of government outlined in the U.S. Constitution can be broadly broken down into the promotion of unity, justice, peace, defense and welfare. Nearly 230 years later, in an age when software rules the world, these principles remain constant — but the way in which the average citizen experiences and interacts with government and politics has changed immeasurably. Read More

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Justin Trudeau Mocked After Praising Oppressive Dictator Fidel Castro

You knew this was coming

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Become Michael Knight with Dashbot, an AI for your car

56bb6606492354b482e938a39f64f40b_original Who needs a smart car when you have a cool car? The Dashbot is a $49 add on for your vehicle that allows you to interact with your phone and Alexa while driving, thereby keeping your hands free to fend off pomaded villains and to swoop in an save innocent people before a helicopter explodes overhead. The product is a sort of Bluetooth speaker on steroids with lots of functionality built-in and… Read More

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Sanders Vows to Hold Trump Accountable on Indiana Carrier Jobs

President-elect Donald Trump must be held "accountable" for his promise to stop jobs at a Carrier air conditioning plant in Indiana being moved to Mexico, says Senator Bernie Sanders. Carrier's parent, United Technologies, must sign "firm contract" to keep good-paying jobs in U.S. without slashing workers' salaries or benefits, Indiana, says Sanders Trump should use United Technologies' federal defense contracts as bargaining chips: Sanders Sanders says will propose legislation preventing compan

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Donald Trump calls recount bid a 'scam' as Clinton campaign backs Green Party-led effort

President-elect Donald Trump dismissed a recount effort being spearheaded by Green Party candidate Jill Stein as a "scam" Saturday as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton offered the initiative her support.

"This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than one percent of the vote overall and wasn't ...

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FLASHBACK: Fidel Castro Once Hailed Obama For Blaming Climate Change On US

'(Obama) admitted the developed nations have caused most of the damage and must assume responsibility'

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Recount Freakout

(John Hinderaker) If you're a liberal, anything is better than admitting that you lost. So now, just weeks after cautioning Donald Trump's supporters that they had better accept the results of the election (unlike the Democrats in 2000 and 2004), Democrats led by Jill Stein are demanding recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Left-wingers have donated millions of dollars, and the Hillary Clinton campaign has announced that it will participate in Stein's

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DC Metro Repairs Are About To Devastate Orange, Silver Line Commutes

'Worse than anything most of our riders have experienced'

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Justin Trudeau Says Castro Was 'Larger Than Life Leader'

Also said the dictator was 'remarkable,' and a 'legendary revolutionary and orator.'

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Ears, hands or eyes

Tin can phone on white background Even before smartwatches, I did not wear a watch. I did not buy an Apple Watch or Pebble, despite the cool factor, even though I always upgrade to the latest iPhone as soon as it comes out. I would also suggest that in order for an innovative new device to take off and become a platform, it actually needs to pioneer a new user interface that utilizes a different one of our limbs or senses. Read More

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Trump, Obama Have Very Different Responses to Castro's Death

Fidel Castro's death prompted vastly different official responses from President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama.

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Stick This in Your Pipeline

(Steven Hayward) The next radical environmental tactic is now evident for eyes to see: block all infrastructure projects—especially oil and gas pipelines—with criminal trespass and obstruction. Having killed the Keystone pipeline (only temporarily, now that Trump is going to approve it once he takes office), the red-greenies are trying to stop the Dakota Access pipeline that has received all of its regulatory permits. Naturally environmentalists have to lie about the whole matter,

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McGuire chosen to head Connecticut ACLU

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A longtime employee of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut has been named the organization's new executive director.

David McGuire was recently chosen by the Connecticut ACLU's board of directors following a nationwide search.

First hired as a staff attorney in 2007, he became the ...

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Clinton Campaign To Participate In Recount Effort

'We do so fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states'

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Clinton Campaign Will Participate in Stein's State Recounts

Hillary Clinton's campaign lawyer announced plans to participate in vote recounts of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan if they take place, yet doesn't expect to overturn the election of Donald Trump as president.

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Activist appeals federal judge's ruling in civil rights suit

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri activist known for filming on-duty police officers is appealing a federal judge's ruling that dismissed his civil rights lawsuit against police and prosecutors.

Matt Akins of Columbia sued the city and several law enforcement officers over what he says were several instances of unlawful ...

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China Battles For Internet Hegemony After America Gives Up Control

Make the Internet American again

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A look at the unknowns surrounding Senate appointment

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions is expected to step down at some point from his Senate seat after President-elect Donald Trump tapped him to serve as attorney general.

Gov. Robert Bentley will name an interim senator to fill the seat until an election can be held to ...

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Black Friday Deals Aren't Over, As Evidenced By This Bushnell Binocular Discount

Bring on Cyber Week

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Machine learning can fix Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even America

machinelearning Quitting Twitter is easy — I've done it a hundred times. Someone called it "a clown car that drove into a gold mine," and like all clown cars, Twitter makes the passengers get out once in awhile. If I go back, it's because I'm addicted. The tight news cycle, tweetstorms, gossip mongers, insight, argument, factoids, snark and one-liners. For an information… Read More

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Mark Falcoff: Castro's demise

(Scott Johnson) I invited our occasional contributor Mark Falcoff to comment on the death of Fidel Castro. Mark writes: The demise of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro had been predicted for so long (and so wrongly) that it is difficult to believe that he is finally gone at last. What can one say about this man and his country? Castro always saw himself as a world-historical figure, defying the United States and converting

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Abortion opponents to push for new Missouri regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Anti-abortion activists and lawmakers say they're hopeful new regulations will have a better chance of passing in the 2017 legislative session after such proposals failed to make it through this year.

Abortion-related policies have been popular in the Legislature, where Republicans hold dominating majorities in ...

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Keith Ellison Once Proposed Making A Separate Country For Blacks

Newly discovered columns written as a law student

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CCW Weekend: You Might Not Get Your Gun Back After A Defensive Shooting – Here Is Why

It may take months or years to get your firearm back - if you get it back at all.

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The Week in Pictures: Black Friday/Saturday Edition

(Steven Hayward) Isn't "Black Friday" racist? Or consumerist? Or something politically incorrect? Of course it is. I don't know exactly why, but there must be some reason. Anyway, the hangover from the election must be setting a new hangover record—well beyond the imagination of the most enthusiastic St. Patrick's Day reveler. Which is saying something. Me: I spent Black Friday at the beach, and am going to spend Black Saturday at wineries.

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The Third Great American Songbook

Maybe the only thing most people remember about the musician Michael Nesmith is that he played with the Monkees in the mid to late 1960s—although you do sometimes hear the story that his mother invented Liquid Paper.

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Fidel Castro finally dies

(Paul Mirengoff) Fidel Castro has died. He was 90 years old. It will be fascinating to read and view the mainstream media's treatment of the dead dictator. I wonder to what extent the MSM, which wants to resist "normalizing" Donald Trump, will normalize the Cuban tyrant and his regime, as President Obama has done to some extent. I expect we will see at least a few stories in the "he did some

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Fidel Castro clung to socialism, mentored new leftists

HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro's revolution was slowly dying - or so it seemed.

Communism had collapsed in Europe, and Cuba's Soviet lifeline was severed. Food was in short supply. Power outages silenced TV sets normally tuned to a nighttime soap opera. Factories rusted in the tropical heat.

The title ...

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Wheels Within Wheels

(Steven Hayward) My initial thought on election night when the anemic John Podesta came to the Javits Center to tell the "I'm With Her" faithful to go home was that the Clinton camp was huddled preparing to challenge the results of the election in several close states. There are a few reports, not yet substantiated, that Hillary was in a rage and not physically able to come to the Javits Center herself.

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Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies Aged 90

HAVANA (Reuters) – Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday, state-run Cuban Television said. He was 90.

Castro was in poor health since an intestinal ailment nearly killed him in 2006.

The bearded Fidel Castro took power in a 1959 revolution and ruled Cuba for 49 years with a mix of charisma and iron will, creating a one-party state and becoming a central figure in the Cold War.

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Fidel Castro Dead At 90

Outlasted ten U.S. presidents

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